On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 08:51:02AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 01:41:22AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 31, 2004 at 11:10:02AM -0500, Clint Adams wrote:
> > > > If your graphics controller is limited by memory bandwidth, the max=
> > > > clock depends on the number of bits per pixels, since larger pixels=
> > > > memory bandwidth.
> > >=20
> > > I'm unclear on the differences between 24 bpp and 32 bpp and how this
> > > relates to internal pixmap format.
> > Some hardware uses a "packed-pixel format"; that is, 4 24-bit pixels are
> > encoded in 3 32-bit words (what Intel calls "DWORDS", I think).
> Yeah, DWORDS, because they are stil living in the era of 16bit hardware :)
> > Other hardware tosses in a zero byte with every 32-bit "DWORD" transfer.
> Well, the permedia2 should support both formats, depending on chosen
Well, maybe this is what is going on. Maybe Solaris is using a
packed-pixel format, and XFree86 is using zero-padded format.
That is, assuming it's the RAMDAC's job to understand the pixel format,
and that some part isn't stuck in front of it to give it a standardized
format. I wouldn't know.
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